(3) WLA 8, (6) Sheboygan Luth. 3: The Crusaders scored all three of their runs in the top of the third inning to take a 3-1 lead before Vikings’ junior Becca Marchant hit a grand slam in the bottom half to give WLA control.
Caitlyn Rhode picked up the pitching win, while Samantha Freund and Courtney Williams each added a pair of hits for the Vikings, who advance to play at (2) Howards Grove on Tuesday.
“It was a nice win. I was a little worried there in the third when we gave up three runs on an error and two walks, but Becca’s grand slam seemed to pick everyone up,” WLA coach Riley Westphal said.
Sheboygan Luth….003 000 0 — 3 4 6
Winnebago Luth….014 210 0 — 8 8 1
WP: Caitlyn Rhode (7 IP, 7 BB, 6 K).
LP: Abby Smith (6 IP, 3 BB, 1 K).
Leading hitters: SAL — Alyssa Holtz 2×3, Katherine Vicente 2×2. WLA — Becca Marchant 2×4 (GS, 4 RBI), Samantha Freund 2×4 (2B), Courtney Williams 2×4 (3B).